The former Prime Minister termed his hacking into the IEBC servers as ‘ethical’ adding that it was done in good faith and in search for the truth
“We personally looked for IT gurus from abroad who could do investigations. There is something called ethical hacking – which is done with good intentions. They came with their own machines and they were located in Athi River,” Raila said.
As such, allies of President William Ruto now want the opposition leader investigated for confessing to having hacked IEBC servers.
City lawyer Ahmednassir Abdulahi termed Raila’s move as an ‘electoral malpractice’.
The senior counsel in a statement on Wednesday, February 15, asked the Inspector General of police to open a criminal inquiry against Raila Odinga.
Ahmednassir commonly known as the Grand Muller said Raila was attempting to rig himself in but did not succeed adding that whether he succeeded or not, he must face the full wrath of the law.
“Hon Raila confesses to “ethical” stealing of the August 2022 election. That he failed to successfully steal (Raila rarely succeeds in anything) doesn’t mean he didn’t commit a criminal offense. His confession is unequivocal. The IG of police must open a criminal inquiry,” Ahmednassir said in a Tweet.
In his confession, the veteran politician said hackers were not seeking to manipulate the 2022 presidential results but were only searching for the truth.
He said that figures released by his IT team corroborate those of a whistleblower which showed that the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party won the presidential election.
“Ruto got 5.9 million votes while Azimio got 8.1 million votes. We won the last election with a margin of 2.2 million,” Raila said.